Patterns To Peel & Stick

When looking to spruce up a room in our house quickly or add some flair to our leased apartment, removable wallpaper is our go-to.

Unfortunately, most contain toxins, ranging from dangerous volatile organic compound (VOC) levels in ink to PVC in vinyl. Some also include mercury, cadmium, and lead, all of which can be harmful to our health over the long term. No, thank you!

So, we’ve found eco-friendly wallpapers that are free of those toxins and chemicals while staying simple and stylish. Most carry a wide variety of patterns and pricing, as well as smaller samples to test before you commit. Say goodbye to repainting or fixing damaged walls from regular wallpaper and say hello to “peel, stick, enjoy.”

Redoing your entire space? Check out our suggestions for eco-friendly furniture and nontoxic rugs. (And if you are hoping to paint, here are our favorite eco-friendly paints!)

1. Spoonflower

Eco-Friendly & Nontoxic | Nontoxic, carbon-neutral production, wind powered facility, PVC-free, reusable Price | $24 for 24”x36”

For every kind of peel-and-stick wallpaper you can imagine, Spoonflower has it all. Spoonflower teams up with independent artists around the world to create more than one million wallpapers. The artists earn a commission on each design purchased, and then the wallpaper is produced at a carbon-neutral factory and printed at a wind-powered facility. It’s one of the more affordable options for sustainable wallpaper out there, and can be easily removed or repositioned should you want to use it again and again.

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2. If Your Walls Would Talk

Eco-Friendly & Nontoxic | Nontoxic, PVC-free, pigment-based inks, reusable Price | $45 for 23.5”x60”; smaller samples available

Irina Morgan of If Your Walls Would Talk personally created 650+ designs and prints for wallpaper, murals, decals, and art prints out of Gainesville, Virginia. Printed with eco-friendly pigment-based inks, these colorful styles are vibrant and perfect for any nursery or child’s room. And she’ll walk you through the process every step of the way with detailed instructions and even a squeegee for decals. Many can be personalized, so it’s worth considering as a gift, too! (Custom wallpaper is kind of the perfect prezzie, no?)

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3. La Grand Classique

Eco-Friendly & Nontoxic | PVC-free, OEKO-TEX certified, recyclable Price | $45 for 19”x48”; smaller samples available

For timeless designs and travel-inspired textures, we love La Grand Classique’s 100+ options. Made from self-adhesive textiles, these wallpapers are easily removable, re-positionable within 24 hours, and recyclable once used. And if you’re not sure how many sheets you need, send them a message and they’ll calculate it for you! No extra waste here. Thanks to Etsy, carbon-neutral shipping is available worldwide.

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4. York Wallcoverings

Eco-Friendly & Nontoxic | Printed on sustainably sourced paper, water-based inks, low VOC Price | $45-$65 for 20.5″ x 240″; smaller samples available

York Wallcoverings has designed and produced wallpaper for 125+ years. In addition to the company’s own patterns, they’ve teamed up with popular brands like Magnolia Home, Rifle Paper Co., and Simply Candice for beautiful premium styles. York is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and is commited to long-term sustainability, with promises to minimize raw materials, create paper products made from 100 percent natural fibers, and launch a patented eco-decor designation.

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5. Chasing Paper

Eco-Friendly & Nontoxic | Free from VOC, PVC and phthalates, Greenguard Gold Certified ink, made in the USA Price | $45 for 24”x48”

Third generation in their family’s grand-formatting printing company, the founders of Chasing Paper have wallpaper in their blood. Their high-quality, nontoxic wallpapers come in both traditional and peel & stick options and are all printed with Greenguard Gold Certified ink in America’s heartland. Their wide selection of prints is designed to create a memorable backdrop for your life—from nursery walls to lining desk drawers, this wallpaper can be used to give new life to furniture or even framed and hung up as artwork. Their artist collaborations are sure to elevate your project into something to be cherished for a lifetime.


Featured image is from Chasing Paper.

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